April 5th 2016
Big release week is upon us! Bluray Tuesday has arrived once more and the highest grossing film in the domestic box office, Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens, can finally be added to our growing collections. There are many retailer exclusives for The Force Awakens; Best Buy will have an exclusive steelbook packaging that will go great with the original 6 steelbooks released last year, Target's exclusive has special packaging and a bonus disc with more new features, and last but not least Walmart will carry an exclusive BB8 slipcover edition that looks pretty cool. This week Shout / Scream Factory releases new horror titles #Horror and The Hallow with a few bonus features. Both are worth a watch before you decide to add to you collections. If you want to see more of Oscar Issac who plays Poe in The Force Awakens, an indie thriller titled Mojave is released today as well and seems like a interesting story. Lastly on the front is Cherry Tree, a modern witch tale that will be a blind buy for me this week. Honorable mentions, both of which are only on DVD unfortunately, are Creep and the long delayed Flight 7500 from Sony Pictures. Creep is one of my favorite found footage horror films to date, I look forward to watching again and checking out the bonus features. Creep is definitely worth the blind buy, even though I was hoping for a Bluray release for this. So what will you be buying, renting, or just skipping this week? Let us know and don't forget to check out our Instagram page Here. We love conversation and talking all things horror.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Amazon - $19.99
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.
Best Buy: Steelbook - $27.99
Target: Bonus Disc - $24.99
The Hallow (2015): Amazon - $22.97
A family is forced to fight demonic creatures for survival after they move into a remote millhouse in Ireland.
#Horror: Amazon - $14.99
A group of 12 year old girls face a night of horror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyber bullying into a night of insanity.
Mojave: Amazon - $24.99
A down-and-out artist (Garrett Hedlund) has a dangerous and shocking encounter with an evil drifter (Oscar Isaac) in the desert, leading to terrifying consequences when the deadly stranger follows his unsuspecting victim home.
Cherry Tree: Amazon - $22.99
Faith's world is turned upside down after she learns that her father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, Faith finds a compassionate spirit and much-needed mother figure. Little does she know that Sissy is the head of a centuries-old witches' coven that has resided in her hometown for centuries.
The Black Cat (1981): Amazon - $19.99
A Scotland Yard detective and a nosy American photographer investigate a series of bizarre deaths in a small English village which are connected to a local literacy professor whom has the psychic ability to talk to dead spirits and somehow uses his gift to direct the entities to his pet black cat who becomes his instrument for revenge against those who have wronged him.
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972): Amazon - $19.99
Oliviero is a burned-out writer, living at his estate near Venice, his dead mother dominating his imagination. He is also a degenerate: sleeps with his maid and his ex-student, hosts Bacchanalia for local hippies, and humiliates his wife Irina in front of strangers. She lives in terror. When a young woman is murdered, police suspect Oliviero. Things get complicated when his young, beautiful, and self-confident niece, Floriana, pays an unexpected visit. A silver-haired stranger observes. More women die, and thoughts of harming Irina give Oliviero new inspiration. What's Floriana's game and who's the observant stranger? Watching all is a black cat named Satan.
Creep (2014): Amazon - $9.99
A videographer drives to a remote mountain town after answering a cryptic Craigslist ad for a one-day gig. As the day progresses, the man who hired him becomes increasingly more unhinged and the road to easy money takes a turn for the unexpected.
Flight 7500: Amazon - $13.99
Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin.
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